– Corruption is Legal in the USA (Washington’s Blog, Aug 2, 2015):
A well-done animated guide to the 2014 study (often cited by Washington’s Blog) conducted by teams of researchers out of Princeton and Northwestern, looking at whether the US population can influence public policy. This is the largest study of the topic to date, looking at nearly 2,000 policy issues.
“The average American has a miniscule, near zero, statistically non-significant impact on public policy.”
And George Carlin sums it up best:
– George Carlin: The American Dream (Video):